Bahna (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
873,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Behana of India speak Urdu and Hindi. They read and write in Perso Arabic and Devanagari. They are not vegetarians and eat wheat as a cereal.

In Madhya Pradesh, they have birth and marriage rituals. The dead are buried. Agriculture is their main work. Some of them own land while others do not. The Behana of Pakistan are majority Sunni Muslims by religion. The Behana people in India are majority Hindus. There is a low level of literacy, so the gospel message will need to be given in oral form too. They use traditional and modern medicines but do not use family planning.

In Uttar Pradesh, the Behana have adult marriages through discussion. They are monogamous and marry among their own group. Marrying again is allowed. On the death of the father the sons get the inheritance in same amounts. They use family planning here.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Behana will want to know more about Jesus Christ, read the Bible and give their lives to Him.
* Pray that gospel recordings will help lead them to salvation.
* Pray that local believers will befriend their Behana neighbors, leading them to Jesus Christ.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2017-10-25
People Name General Bahna (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Bahna (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 873,000
World Population 888,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 18 to 21
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Behana, Dhoni, Dhunia, Dhunkar, Mansari, Naddaf, Panjara, Panjira, Panjwara, Penja, Pinja, Pinjali, Pinjara, Pinjia, Punji, बहना (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 20279
ROP3 Code 115836
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 10
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
(827,000)
Haryana
(28,000)
Uttarakhand
(11,000)
Madhya Pradesh
(5,400)
Maharashtra
(800)
Himachal Pradesh
(200)
Chhattisgarh
(200)
Delhi
(200)
Odisha
(100)
Gujarat
(50)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 10
  Uttar Pradesh (827,000)
  Haryana (28,000)
  Uttarakhand (11,000)
  Madhya Pradesh (5,400)
  Maharashtra (800)
  Himachal Pradesh (200)
  Chhattisgarh (200)
  Delhi (200)
  Odisha (100)
  Gujarat (50)
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Hindi (611,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 23
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Awadhi
(74,000)
Bhojpuri
(62,000)
Kanauji
(49,000)
Bundeli
(7,400)
Kumaoni
(3,800)
Braj Bhasha
(2,000)
Bagheli
(1,400)
Haryanvi
(1,200)
Garhwali
(800)
Marathi
(400)
Mandeali
(300)
Bagri
(200)
Punjabi, Eastern
(200)
Odia
(100)
Chhattisgarhi
(100)
People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (611,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 23
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Awadhi (74,000)
  Bhojpuri (62,000)
  Kanauji (49,000)
  Bundeli (7,400)
  Kumaoni (3,800)
  Braj Bhasha (2,000)
  Bagheli (1,400)
  Haryanvi (1,200)
  Garhwali (800)
  Marathi (400)
  Mandeali (300)
  Bagri (200)
  Punjabi, Eastern (200)
  Odia (100)
  Chhattisgarhi (100)
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1818-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Hindi Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video A Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Aasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Haqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.01 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.99 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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